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Shadan Kapri

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spokane, WA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Kapri Law Firm, Kapri Law & Consulting


Licensed for 14 years

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About Shadan

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SHE GENUINELY CARES FOR HER CLIENTS AND GOES THE EXTRA MILE.

At Kapri Law, we believe that people need excellent legal counsel especially when life gets challenging. That is why Kapri Law was created. The legal process and procedure can be daunting to someone already going through a difficult time. The courts and legal terminology can be confusing for most people. 

Our job at Kapri Law is to help you through the process and transition to a different and better life.  We have the skills and resources to help you when you need it most. We understand what it's like to need a support system and sound advice.  We are here to extend those to you during your most difficult times in life.

The owner of Kapri Law, Shadan Kapri, is a legal scholar and advocate.  She was selected as a United States Fulbright Scholar and later became an attorney working on criminal and family law cases for the State of Washington.  She has argued in District Court, Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Washington State Supreme Court.

She was also the senior judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Dennis Sweeney at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III.  That experience gave her an insider's look at how cases are decided by judges across Eastern Washington.

Ms. Kapri is committed to her career and has been recognized for demonstrating leadership, dedication, and excellence in the legal field by becoming a Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year Award Recipient (2011).  She is also the recipient of the Daily Point of Light Award.  The Daily Point of Light Award was created by Former President George H. W. Bush to recognize individuals and groups committed to public service.

Shadan has been honored as "Attorney of the Year" for her contribution to the Family Law Advice Clinic in 2014, and she was honored as “Attorney of the Year” again in 2016 for her contribution to Status Conferences by the Spokane County Bar Association.

She has been ranked as one of the top attorneys for the State of Washington by Attorney & Practice Magazine and the American Institute.

She graduated in the top 15% of her class from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2005 and was a Thomas More Scholar.  As an attorney, she not only advocates for her clients but explains all their legal options to help create a strategy that will give them the best results.

         

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2014
Licensed for 14 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shadan

Kapri Law Firm
1312 N. Monroe Street
Suite 244
Spokane, WA, 99201

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Shadan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Breean | September 13, 2014
Crusader for Justice
Shadan helped me serve several clients at the Center for Justice. She is one of the smartest lawyers I know and is passionate about creating justice for clients even when the system is stacked against them. I am confident that she will devote all her energy to future clients.
Posted by Elizabeth | October 3, 2014
BEST Attorney in Town
She is incredibly smart and quick. The other side didn't even know what hit them. Just watching her in court is fantastic! She's the best attorney in town without a doubt! VERY detail oriented and knows how to focus in on the details that make the difference between winning or losing a case. I couldn't be more happy with her work.
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Posted by Sarah | October 13, 2021
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Real Life Olivia Pope
When things go south in life, as they sadly do, this is the girl you want in your corner. She is incredibly good at reading people and reading situations and she cuts through all the BS.***** She’s almost like a real-life Olivia Pope! Only way I can explain it. Shadan, thank you!! You got me through the worst time in my life and I am incredibly grateful. I would seek her help again in heart beat! Hiring her was the best decision I made in a really bad situation. She really cares for her clients and it shows. I recommend her to everyone! She is picky with the cases she takes, but if she takes your case she will make sure you are fine. I can’t thank her and her staff enough! It was life-changing for me!
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Posted by Charlie | September 1, 2021
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Integrity
Shadan is incredibly knowledgeable, understanding, and honest. I am so happy that I chose to work with her. The other sides attorney floundered and lied when we went before the commissioner, whereas Shadan was smart, poised and armed with facts. We won that case, by a landslide.
Posted by Karen | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney - Caring, Prompt, & Strategic
Shadan was a fantastic lawyer - even from the initial consultation. I was in a very emotional place when finding an attorney and during our consultation, she was kind but clear on potential implications of what I was thinking of doing. Ultimately she is the only lawyer I consulted with who said 'I understand where you are coming from, but it's important to be strategic in these situations and plan ahead'. Just because of that conversation, I hired Shadan. She has been with me each step of the way - I was always able to make my own decisions and she was always ready to provide suggestions, support, and direct me appropriately. She was always available to answer questions, spoke with compassion, and guided me very well through an emotionally fraught period of time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2020
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Helpful and Knowledgeable
Shadan was a wonderful support for me during my divorce, very understanding regarding my situations, and encouraging when difficult situations arose. She was responsive and prompt in answering my questions, completing paperwork, and working with my ex and his lawyer. I loved the fact that she charges a flat fee, which saved me thousands of dollars over the course of months that my divorce took to finalize. I would heavily recommend her knowledge and service. She was a major blessing to me during very hard times.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
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Professional help
I recently completed the divorce process, and Ms Kapri was there through the whole entire process. What I liked the best was that she is very straight to the point, and emphasizes no matter what the situation is, kids come first. She was able to set up the divorce paper work without going to court, minding the kids come first deal between parents. She always was available best by email and responded very quickly to my many questions. Overall, she did a very thorough job and was able to stay away from the court system. I strongly recommend her.
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Posted by Michael | August 2, 2019
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This Firm Deserves the Recognition
Shadan and her staff are not like other law firms. She really takes the time to listen and understand what her clients need. One of our first meetings I said something along the lines of thinking outside the box. Her response was, “What box? We throw the box away.” From the beginning I was impressed with her knowledge and professionalism and willingness to be creative and come up with creative ideas to complex problems. She brought up ideas and solutions I hadn’t even thought about. At the same time, she is very honest about what courts will and will not do and how the system operates. She doesn’t over promise. If anything she under promises and over deliveries. From Day 1, I felt I had someone in my corner who would be honest and provide guidance during a rough patch in my life. I understand why her clients say such nice things about her. An attorney like Shadan is a blessing in what can be a very difficult time in life. This is the person you want in your corner when life gets hard. She deserves all the recognition she receives. I am very grateful for her help. It has changed my life for the better.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2019
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Shadan is awesome!
My granddaughter had been in the midst of a complicated custody battle and we were so scared she may lose the baby to his dad. I called Shadan and she was extremely helpful on the phone and the next day we hired her just at the right time. She fought very hard for us and I’m thankful to say we now have a court order where my granddaughter has the baby two-thirds of the time and his dad gets him the other third. We were very fortunate to have found Shadan to help us through some of the hardest days of our lives. I would highly recommend Shadan. She worked non-stop for us and without her advice and knowledge I’m sure our story would’ve not ended with such good results.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2019
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Shadan has been a blessing
I would recommend Shadan to my family and friends hands down. From the time of our initial consultation to now many months later, she has been supportive, helpful, encouraging and always sounds upbeat. Initially, she explained the steps that would take place in my divorce and the approximate timeline. She has always been prompt in replying to my emails and/or texts and phone calls and it doesn't matter whether it's in the evening, on the weekend or a holiday. She has always made me feel like it was a priority to her to serve me as her client. Shadan is very caring and she is a good listener. The times that legal wording has been a challenge for me to understand, she has made sure to make it make sense for me. And, with today's technology, she is still willing to talk over the phone if that's what I need at the time. I am so happy I hired Shadan. She has done and is doing her due diligence and I really appreciate her. Dianne
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Thank you for a great experience during a difficult time.
I didn't really know what to expect when I started this experience, but I was pleasantly surprised through the process. Ms. Kapri provided timely and effective communication answering all of my questions which significantly reduced my stress. Her knowledge and input was invaluable as she offered many critical suggestions, making sure that we protected my interests during the entire time. I would highly recommend her firm and won't hesitate to use her services again if needed. Thank you Shadan, you are awesome!
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Posted by Griffin | March 14, 2019
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Divorce attorney
Helped get my divorce done as quickly as it could with a stubborn opposing counsel/client. Price was right and she had good open lines of communication. She kept me apprised of the goings on in a timely manner.
Posted by Randy | June 6, 2018
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Great attorney
Ms Kapri is an amazing attorney. Very detailed oriented. I would not of had the outcome I did if it hadn’t of been for Ms Kapri. I am so grateful to have her as my attorney.
Posted by Jessica Rush | September 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier
I fully trust Shadan Kapri law office. She has been so supportive and compassionate through this difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend her for your legal needs. I am so glad I found her. I would tell all my friends and family in the same situation to hire her on the spot.
Posted by Jeremy | August 16, 2017
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BEST FIRM & ATTORNEY IN TOWN!
When I first read these reviews online I wondered if she really deserved them. After hiring her, I realized she MORE THAN DESERVES the great reviews. If anything, the reviews don't do her justice. I met with other attorneys and she actually took the time to really listen to me and hear my whole story. That meant so much to me. It showed she actually cared. I am so glad I found her on Avvo and had these reviews to help make a decision that changed my future and my families future. We talked about all of the options that I had and she was the attorney who asked about my kids and how they are doing. I felt that it wasn't just a case for her. It was about my family. She took my case and went above what I expected to help us get our lives back on track. She was the most compassionate and affordable attorney I met with. I couldn't be more grateful to her and her whole firm! I recommend her 1000% percent. It's one thing to have a smart attorney. It's another to have one who is compassionate and affordable at the same time. That is why she DESERVES these reviews.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 2, 2017
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Worth Every Penny
I didn't know any attorney in Washington. Never had legal problems in my life. So when I came across Avvo, I didn't know any of the attorneys on the list. It was like looking at a list of strangers. To say I was lost and worried about my future is an understatement. I ended up calling Kapri Law and from the first moment they were the most courteous and responsive. The first meeting was hard because I had never even been to an attorney's office and she really helped put my mind to ease. She listened to my story and wanted to know what my expectations were. The first things out of her mouth WASN'T "this is my fee." Like the other attorneys. And she didn't interpret me or make me feel like I was taking her time. It really meant a lot to me. Most importantly, she told me she would work with me around normal business hours. That was key because I couldn't take breaks from work just to talk to her. I didn't want my co-workers to know how upset I was. Long story short, picking Kapri Law was the best decision. I didn't know it then, but Avvo really helped. Reading the past reviews put my mind to ease. The only positive part of all this whole ordeal is I found an attorney who was honest and smart. And she charged a fraction of the other attorneys I spoke with. Anyway I wanted to share in case it could help someone else.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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Best decision
I hired her based on the reviews I read on this site. I didn't know any attorneys personally and I felt a little lost looking at the list of names. Looking back now, I see that retaining her office was the best decision in a very hard divorce. I understand why she gets these high ratings. She and her staff are very smart, strategic, and diplomatic. And her rates are very reasonable. She is a rare find - a tough negotiator but also very understanding towards her clients. She is straightforward and honest. She helped me understand that a divorce is not a death. The family still exists, now in a different way. It helped set the tone for how I interact with my ex. And my kids are the ones who are doing better because of it. This divorce was hard on all of us but unlike my first attorney I felt that Shadan really listened to my problems and was a strong advocate. She was honest from day 1 and worked around my crazy schedule. She didn't promise more than she could deliver like my last attorney. In fact, she under promised and over delivered. I felt that I could trust her after our meeting and my gut was right. Once I hired her she cut through all the BS from the other side and got my divorce finalized. She helped stabilize the situation. Money well spent. I'm sharing my story in case it could help someone else. She helped me realize I was not alone in this process. Before I hired her, I felt like I was drowning. She really helped when I needed it most. I recommend her without a doubt. She deserves the five star ratings. Now I am remarrying and she is doing my prenup. Life is strange but still worth living.
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Posted by Laura | February 25, 2016
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Extremely professional and compassionate, a pleasure to work with! Highly recommended!
Shadan was recommended to me by a friend and I am so happy I called her. She is great at her job, I was very comfortable with her, she made my divorce almost painless!
Posted by Zane | January 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Negotiator/Great Attorney!
I went through a tough divorce and being out of state needed an attorney in Washington. I hired Shadan as that attorney due to research I had done online and the good reviews that she had received. She worked hard in a tough case with a lot of negotiation needed. She was intelligent with her strategy and compassionate with my getting through this tough divorce. Shadan is a good negotiator and saved me money and time in my divorce. She negotiated a good and fair child plan for me to see my son. She did all of this without me having to travel to Washington State which saved me additional time and money. I highly recommend Shadan to anyone going through a tough divorce! She knows what she is doing and her knowledge and kind words settled me down when I was upset or confused. Though kind, Shadan is tough and will work hard for you in getting a fair and honest deal. I'm grateful to her for her efforts and highly recommend her for her work and negotiation.
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Posted by Alica | August 29, 2015
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Amazing Firm
NEVER in a million years did I think I would be getting a divorce. My co-worker recommended Kapri Law after my ex filed divorce papers (after cheating on me with my best friend). During the first meeting, I broke down and sobbed. This wasn't the life I had planned. Looking back, I couldn't have gone through this whole mess without her. She gave me legal advice that eventually helped me move on. I am now engaged to a wonderful man and couldn't be happier! Shadan understands people and what happens to them when they go through divorce. I am so indebted to her for her kindness and willingness to help me at the worst time in my life. She helped me understand that I was ending one bad chapter and start a whole new life. I couldn't be more grateful for her firm.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Kapri Law Firm & Consulting
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Family Law & Criminal)
  • Washington State
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Washington Court of Appeals, Division III
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Intern
  • United Nations, Information Center
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Center for Justice
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Legal Representative
  • LexisNexis
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • Northwestern Univeristy
  • MA - Masters
  • 2013
  • University of British Columbia
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State of Washington v. Patrick Lowden
  • Affirmed
  • State of Washington v. Bertha Bashaw
  • Affirmed in part; remanded in part
  • State of Washington v. Gregory Hyde
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • Spokane Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • ReachOut Volunteer Program
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Coalition
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Across Borders: Gonzaga Journal of International Law
  • Associate Editor
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Gonzaga Univeristy Dean's Council
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Multi-Cultural Law Caucus
  • President
  • 2002 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Washington State Top 10 Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 (Under 40) Family Law Attorneys for State of Washington
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the Year: Family Law Advice Clinic
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Avvo 2014 Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Hall of Fame Honoree
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2012
  • Professional of the Year (Legal Services)
  • Cambridge Who's Who
  • 2011
  • Daily Point of Light Award
  • Daily Point of Light
  • 2007
  • Online Team of the Year (Poverty Reduction Project)
  • UNDP Volunteers
  • 2007
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • University of British Columbia
  • 2006
  • CALI Award for Excellence in International Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2005
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Dispute Resolution
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Graduate Magna Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2005
  • U.S. Fulbright Award Recipient
  • United States Fulbright Association
  • 2005
  • Who's Who American Law Students
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • 2004
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing II
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2004
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Property Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2004
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing I
  • Gonzaga Univesity School of Law
  • 2003
  • Thomas More Scholar
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Associate Editor
  • N/A
  • Journal of International Law (Gonzaga University School of Law)
  • Associate Editor
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Why the Blue Campaign is Essential in Fighting Human Trafficking Locally and Nationally
  • 2015
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Starting Your Own Legal Practice
  • 2015
  • NSRN
  • Smarter Ways to Expand Your Business
  • 2014
  • BNI
  • Access to Information and Courts
  • 2014
  • BNI
  • Why Access to Justice is a Real Problem
  • 2014
  • BNI
  • Why Quality, Affordable Legal Representation is Essential
  • 2014
  • Spokane Leaders
  • Human Trafficking in America
  • 2007
  • U.S. - Canadian Fulbright Program
  • U.S. - Canadian Role in Combating Human Trafficking
  • 2006
  • Panel of Speakers on Olympics
  • How the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Impacts Human Trafficking
  • 2006
  • Forum For Students
  • Why Human Trafficking Is A Threat Everywhere
  • 2006
  • GU Law Career Conference
  • How Law Can Open Career Pathways
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (48)
Endorse Shadan
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shadan is a wonderful attorney, and a strong advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a fellow attorney, I have incredible respect for Shadan Kapri. Shadan advocates for her client firmly, while also recognizing the big picture and working to preserve parent-child relationships. Eastern Washington needs more attorneys like Shadan."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Kapri. She is ethical, dedicated to her clients, and extremely professional. She is respected in this legal community and committed to achieving the best results for all of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has demonstrated her legal knowledge many times over."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shadan is both a bright and determined lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Kapri is extremely competent and dedicated to the Practice of Law. She is an experienced advocate for her client's interests. I highly recommend her for any person needing assistance in a legal matter."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kapri is a talented and highly skilled family law attorney. She is well respected within the legal community. I strongly endorse her."
General practice Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shadan as a hardworking and dedicated lawyer committed to serving her community and her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Kapri recognizes the importance of educating the client so that he or she can then weigh the issues and together make a reasoned decision."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Kapri recently. She is extremely knowledgeable as well as kind and compassionate. I wholeheartedly endorse her both as an advocate for her clients and as an effective, yet approachable, opposing counsel"
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kapri is very professional and highly respected in the community. I happily endorse her as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shadan is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her!"
Business Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shadan is a passionate advocate for her client. Her sharp intellect and professionalism is a benefit to anyone who hires her. I feel confident when I refer a client to her that she will provide them with superior legal representation."
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